New library planned for Peninsula, trustees seeking input through survey

The City of Newport Beach is planning to replace the Balboa Branch Library with a new facility in 2025, and the Board of Library Trustees is seeking input from members of the community to help shape the plan for the new Branch Library.

The online survey can be viewed here or on the NBPL website at

Printed versions of the survey will be available at the Balboa Branch, as well as the Central Library, Mariners Branch Library and Corona del Mar Branch Library for those who cannot participate online. Once completed, print surveys can be submitted to library staff or dropped in any library book return.

The Newport Beach Public Library is the cultural heart of the community, serving more than one million patrons each year. They are an essential provider of books, information and technology, through the Central Library and their three branches: Mariners, Balboa and Corona del Mar. The library is a place for reading, researching, studying, meeting friends, enjoying cultural arts programs, attending lectures, community meetings, writing workshops, book clubs, children’s programs and much more. Their services are available both in person and online at